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Rhopalidae - Arhyssus scutatus

Rhopalidae - Arhyssus scutatus
Clements, San Joaquin County, California, USA
March 18, 2010
Size: ~ 3/8" exc. antennae
Found indoors.

Moved
Moved from Arhyssus.

Moved
Moved from Rhopalinae.

Moved

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Moved from True Bugs.

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Moved from ID Request.

Not an expert but...

I found one of these today al
I found one of these today also. In seaatle wa. The one I found pretty large around 2 inches. Never have seen one of these before. can find any pictures

 
The only thing in the True Bu
The only thing in the True Bugs that I can think of that would that big would be one of the belostomatids. http://bugguide.net/node/view/13706/bgimage

Something in Rhopalidae, I suspect.
In the Guide here.

There are several similar genera; I'll bet the experts will be able to place your specimen in one of them (or tell you if I'm off base entirely).

 
No Ken, you're right on. I wo
No Ken, you're right on. I would guess its Arhyssus crassus a common bug in the Central Valley of California. Don't take that identification as gospel though. I could be wrong.

 
Thanks guys!
The closest I could find (this is the first insect I've sought to ID) was the squash bug, but this bug's head isn't as pointy. I think this might be the bug that infested the neighbor's house a couple years ago, which is known to happen with Arhyssus crassus. Thanks for the ID guys! Great website. :-)

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